Must-see restaurants in The Cairngorms

  • Top Choice
    Route 7 Cafe

    This place, named for the cycle route that passes the door, takes a bit of finding (at the end of the side road that passes Cairngorm Brewery), but is…

  • Top Choice
    Restaurant at the Cross

    Housed in a converted watermill, the Cross is one of the finest restaurants in the Highlands. The intimate, low-raftered dining room has an open fire and…

  • Mountain Cafe

    The Mountain Cafe offers freshly prepared local produce with a Kiwi twist (the owner is from New Zealand): healthy breakfasts of muesli, porridge and…

  • No 7 Bistro

    Soothing moss-green decor and friendly service create a relaxed atmosphere in this busy bistro, whose menu includes hearty favourites from seafood chowder…

  • Ski-ing Doo

    A long-standing Aviemore institution, the child-friendly Ski-ing Doo (it’s a pun…ask the waiter!) is a favourite with family skiers and hikers. It's an…

  • Roo's Leap

    Friendly service, cold bottled beer and great barbecue contribute to the antipodean atmosphere at this lively restaurant set in the old railway station…

  • Glen Clova Hotel Restaurant

    The Glen Clova Hotel has a bay-windowed restaurant with views across the glen, serving classics such as steaks, salads and fish and chips, as well as…

  • Bothy

    An appealing little cafe tucked behind the Mountain Sports shop, with a sunny terrace out front and a balcony at the back overhanging the river.

  • Rock Salt & Snails

    A great little cafe serving excellent coffee and tempting lunch platters featuring locally sourced deli products (cheese, ham, salads etc), including a…

  • Black-Faced Sheep

    Coffee shop serving the finest and freshest of local produce, amid a homewares store stuffed with quality furniture, accessories and gifts.

  • Taste

    Taste is a relaxed little cafe which has armchairs in the window bays, and serves homemade soups, sandwiches, coffee and cakes.

  • Coffee Still

    A cosy coffee house with an open fire, specialising in home baking and mouth-watering homemade burgers.

  • Clockhouse Restaurant

    Serves light lunches and bistro dinners made with fresh Highland lamb, beef, venison and salmon.